Fox has given a pilot order to a Goonies reenactment drama from The Bold Type creator Sarah Watson.
In the untitled project, after failing to make it in New York, Stella Cooper returns to her hometown to substitute teach after failing to make it in New York and carrying a heavy secret. She finds inspiration, hope, and ultimately salvation when she agrees to help three students who are pursuing their filmmaking dreams by putting on an impossibly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of one of the student’s favorite movies, The Goonies.
Greg Mottola is attached to direct from a script by Watson. The two will also executive produce the pilot.
The 1985 film was based on a story by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner. It was a box office hit, grossing $124 million on a $19 million budget.